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Author Topic: Galaxy coolant spraying out  (Read 675 times)

Offline compactpowerhouse

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Galaxy coolant spraying out
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:38:33 AM »
Hi all.  I need some help with a coolant leak in my Petrol 2.0l Ecoboost Galaxy.
I've just returned from a short drive and noticed the fan was running. I had no warning lights on the dash. Thought I'd look under the bonnet to check the coolant level and it is spraying out of the pipe directly behind the radiator.  I've attached a picture.  It's coming out of the horizontal hose in the middle where there is a vertical collar. 
I don't know what this is, but there is a tiny hole in it.  Does anyone know what this is?

I can get a replacement pipe but am I ignoring a more serious problem?

Many thanks

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Galaxy coolant spraying out
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 10:24:05 AM »
Looks like a bleed screw has broken off, see if you can get remains out and put a standard screw with an O ring on. Would think itís m4 or m5 thread?

Offline compactpowerhouse

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Re: Galaxy coolant spraying out
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 01:06:24 PM »
johnnyroper you superstar...I've managed to dig out the old bleed screw which had disintegrated in the hole.  I've now replaced with a small bolt with a o-ring.
Fingers crossed this will solve the problem.
Thanks again.

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Galaxy coolant spraying out
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 04:45:30 PM »
Hopefully that sorts it.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Galaxy coolant spraying out
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 07:25:43 AM »
Well done! Another option if you need it could be to just get down to the breakers yard and switch the part over from anither car. At least you can see where the leak is and know exactly what the problem is, that is usually 90% of the problem
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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